Originally Posted by powda
I dont think its what we WILL do, I think its what we SHOULD do. People pick out all 3 defensive needs (ilb, safety, nose) and say, "it's a waste because they'll only be on the field x amount of time." So lets get 1 guy for the base defense and 1 guy for the nickle early. I want a new talent on the back end (safety) and one in the front 7 (nt) early along with a qb to unseat schaub in 2014. We have young talent at wr and ol which should get better so I dont address those needs till the middle rounds or with a 2nd tier free agent. If we have 1 "splash free agent" gimme a wr who will actually help now. Ilb is kinda the afterthought for me. Sure we need depth but we have cush comming back and james/dobbin did ok in his absence. Nothing great, not an atrocity.
I want a safety who can move because a slower run stopping safety is easier to find...in fact keo may be that guy as long as you use him to his strengths and dont give him to much field to cover.
A legit bruiser at nose keeps the inside backers clean and makes them more effective which is why I prioritize that position over ilb. Plus just maybe he makes watts job a lil easier.
I dont know enough yet about actual players in the upcoming draft which is why i'm only looking at it from a positional standpoint.
Both James and Dobbins are FA's.
As for "position X being a waste because its only on the firld Y%" .... its a legit arguement. But I think you have to look at which position is going to do more to limit the opposition and with this becoming more and more a passing league , I think a 3rd safety would be a bigger benefit in the grand scheme than a NT or ILB.